Thursday, August 5, 2021

India’s active Covid-19 cases fall below 9 lakh after a month

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the country has fallen below the nine lakh-mark for the first time in a month and it comprises merely 12.94 per cent of the total caseload, the Union Health Ministry has said on Friday.

The declining trend of the percentage of active cases was commensurately supported by the rising percentage of recovered cases. Recoveries in India had exceeded new cases for three continuous weeks, it said.

“New recoveries in India have exceeded the new cases of COVID-19 for three continuous weeks. The new cases during these three weeks have displayed a steady trend of decline,” the Ministry underlined.

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“Presently, the active cases stand at 8,93,592 and comprise merely 12.94 per cent of the total positive cases of the country, demonstrating a steady falling percentage of the total cases,” the Ministry said.

The country had 8.97 lakh active cases on September 9, it said.

According to the Ministry, a total of 59,06,069 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the country so far and recoveries exceed active cases of infection by 50,12,477.

The Ministry said 78 per cent of the 70,496 new cases registered the previous day were reported from 10 states and UTs — Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Delhi.

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Maharashtra continues to report a very high number of new cases with more than 13,000 cases, followed by Karnataka with more than 10,000 cases, it said.

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